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Canes, Tropical Trees, Plants, natives, crocodile and birds c1877

Canes, Tropical Trees, Plants, natives, crocodile and birds c1877

by Rhind, William

Antique print of Bamboo cane, Indian cane, Sugarcane, Dragon's blood tree, Iris, Arrowroot, Papyrus, Lily of the Nile, Mangrove tree.

Fine original steel engraving by J. Scott after James Stewart for A History of the Vegetable Kingdom... a work on the practical applications of botany by William Rhind (1797-1874), published c1877 (with later hand-colour). Though rarely seen today, Rhind's beautifully illustrated interesting work was first published in 1841. It was expanded and reissued several times up until 1877.

William Rhind set up his medical practice and sold medicines in Elgin Scotland. More interested in studying and writing about the natural sciences, particularly botany, zoology and geology, Rhind moved to Edinburgh for better research facilities. He spent nearly forty years writing about the natural sciences and submitted many articles for publication in scientific journals. In 1854 Rhind was lecturing on botany in the medical faculty of Marischal College where he had obtained his medical degree.

Rhind's series of illustrations have been popular antique prints, and the page edges have soiling. (Priced accordingly)
Page size 17 x 25cm (6 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches). Engraving size is 180 x 115mm (approximately 7 x 4.5 inches).


Stock Number: apRhinView7Price: $65.00